Benjamin planning WFU official visit

Countless prospects over the years have cited the degree from Wake Forest as one of the top reasons they considered or chose the Demon Deacons. That's exactly why Wake Forest is in the running for Jeremy Benjamin, the 6-2, 215-pound outside linebacker from Hollywood (FL) McArthur. Education is key to Benjamin and it's obvious that he has given a lot of thought to the topic.

"One thing I like about Wake Forest is if I choose to go to that school they'd really put academics first. Academics are important to me so that means a lot," Benjamin said.

"It's a really good academic school. From talking to my recruiting coach he informed me that they only have a few thousand kids at the school. It's not really a big school so I'd be able to have plenty of 1-on-1 time with the teachers. That's a big thing. I don't want to be in huge classes or an overwhelming class with too many students. I want to be able to get the attention I need."

It's not like Benjamin says that about everyone either. He's narrowed his options down to Wake Forest, West Virginia, Texas A&M, FIU, Kentucky, Memphis, SMU and Minnesota. That's certainly a unique assortment of schools from different parts of the country, but that's a sign that Benjamin has given a lot of thought to each of the schools recruiting him and has picked out different things he likes about each.

He already knows of three of his five official visits.

"I know I'm going to take official visits to West Virginia, Wake Forest and Kentucky," he said.

Benjamin has been taking it easy this summer. His own team has had their camp and a 7-on-7 passing league but he hasn't taken any college visits or attended college camps.

He's planning to visit some schools unofficially in August or early September before taking his five official visits.

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